Medieval Colonnette Ball Pen by Metropolitan Museum of Art®
By about 1300, the city of Cologne held Germany's largest urban population and one of its most prolific artistic centers. Brilliant enamels from 12th-century Cologne bear witness to the importance of the church in the cultural life of the city. A group of medieval enamels in the Museum's collection were once part of the massive shrines that lavishly decorated the interiors of Cologne's churches; some of these fragments resemble small-scale door arches, columns, and capitals. Adorned with intricate champlevé enamel, a colonnette, or miniature column, from this group was made in Cologne about 1175-1200. This richly decorated colonnette is the basis for our handsome pen design.
The Medieval Colonnette fountain pen has a medium German made gold plated bi-color nib and comes with a standard cartridge and convertor. Both fountain pen and roller ball have twist caps. The ball pen twists to open and close. The roller ball and ball pen take standard refills.
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